Hello July! It’s a new month but with some themes carried over from June.
For one thing, it’s still Eclipse Season, so the first half of July may still seem a little intense. We’re still looking at all topics relating to home, feeling nurtured, our inner child, security and safety. For some of us, this has resulted in staying at home more (thanks COVID-19!). For others, this period has heralded a major relocation, move of home or change in family situation.
July has some emphasis on balancing home and career life. We may need to say goodbye to old paradigms, routines, ideas of success and expectations. Lunar Eclipses always have a way of releasing us from old chains – sometimes painfully! It’s time to let go of outworn goals and face up to what’s been outgrown over these last two years. Saturn Retrogrades back into Capricorn, emphasizing this theme of work, structure and releasing useless traditions.
Luckily, Mercury stations Direct, making this emotional time a little clear and decisions easier. And, as the Sun shifts from sensitive Cancer into fiery Leo, we are starting to feel a great deal more confident and inspired!
Aries July Horoscope (Aries Dates: March 21- April 19)
Aries, watch those words! Everyone’s feeling a little more emotional right now, and definitely more reactive! This particularly pertains to home and family matters. You may find yourself snapping at someone you truly do care about in the heat of the moment. Remember, you can’t take words back, even if you meant them. This month, you’re one of those that’s trying to find that precarious balance of home and career. You’ve been taking on more responsibility here and this Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn hands you a culmination of some kind. It also gives you a release, so be aware that you could feel relieved and exhausted at the same time. The last six months are finally coming together, and you deserve a medal for your stamina! Saturn heading back into Capricorn also highlights this topic of responsibility. This means that the next few months is about revising your structures, Aries.
Taurus July Horoscope (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
Educate yourself, Taurus! The planets this month are lining up neatly in your learning zone. This gives you plenty of opportunity upskill yourself and to enrich your mind with fresh, creative ideas. In fact, many of you may be taking a walk down memory lane as old memories surface for review. Mercury is Retrograde, after all, which for you, is all about putting the past to rest. This may entail journaling or talking it out with a friend or family member. Don’t be surprised if you’re feeling emotional or even resentful, as all rational processes become that much muddier. Use this time to throw your mind at something fascinating, creative and imaginative to distract yourself. Some of you may even be looking at higher education or general expansion of your beliefs. This gives you a much more balanced perceptive, and encourages you to release ideas which don’t serve you anymore, Taurus.
Gemini July Horoscope (Gemini Dates: May 21- June 20)
The confusion is clearing, Gemini! Your ruler, Mercury, finally goes Direct this month. It may be that your finances have been in disarray, reflecting immense difficulty at making any decisions. Once Mercury begins to resume normal motion again, you can look forward too much more clarity. However, the Eclipse can reflect a situation in which you lose or gain financially, or a bit of both. If you’ve been smart, you’ve been reviewing your values and have a fresh outlook on what you’re worth. A New Moon in your talents sector presses the rest button and asks you to maximize on your gifts. What creative resources do you have that you could put to use? Don’t sell yourself short. There will be certain points throughout July that test your sense of self-worth, so try to see the lesson. Perhaps you just need to know what your shortcomings are – without being hard on yourself.
Cancer July Horoscope (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 22)
It’s almost all over, Cancer! That intense pressure you’ve been feeling for a very long time will intensify, and then calm down, at last. This has been most emphasized in all of your personal relationships, professional and personal. It’s as if you’re just no longer willing to take other people’s drama on anymore. Some of you may release a particularly troubling relationship and finally begin to move on. Some of you may put the past to rest and allow the feelings to flow and pass. You’ll certainly be given some sort of choice this month to make regarding your personal direction in life. This may be your career, home, family or financial – and it’s important you find a space of negotiation and compromise. You’re overbalancing at the moment, giving too much energy to one area or another, which is draining you emotionally. As Mercury goes Direct, you’ll have a better sense of what to do.
Leo July Horoscope (Leo Dates: July 23- August 22)
Get ready for your Birthday month, Leo! You’re the soon-to-be King or Queen, and you’ll be loving the limelight! It’s been – and still is- an incredibly emotional time for you recently. Some of you may have been faced with isolation, loss, endings or having to deal with old baggage. In fact, some of you may feel somehow exiled from the world, but it’s been good for you, you know. You’ve learnt a lot in this tough time, and you’re almost ready to show your face again! First, Leo, release some more. Release old hurts, grudges and negative patterns. Release outworn habits, jobs or feelings of being “less than”. Allow this Lunar Eclipse to sweep the cobwebs away and embrace a new way of being, a healthier way. Look after your mind and body this month, and accept the limitations that come up for you. There is a silver living in every cloud.
Virgo July Horoscope (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22)
Believe in love, Virgo. This month sees a great deal of emphasis on the idea of giving and receiving love. Whether it’s in your friendship circles or with your children or partner, find that balance. You don’t have to continually give in order to be loved, to continually sacrifice. Sometimes, you’re okay being loved just because you’re you. You’ve been feeling lately as if there is no room for playfulness, and you may even have felt creatively blocked. The Lunar Eclipse maybe you something or someone who will inspire you, as well as take someone or something away. It’s an eternal balancing act, and you’re encouraged to grow beyond your limits as well as know your limits. Know when to give, when to take. When to be cautious and when to be optimistic. And try not to put so much pressure on yourself and your relationships, Virgo. Just enjoy them.
Libra July Horoscope (Libra Dates: September 23-October 22)
July is a see-saw, Libra! On one hand, you’re drawn to the responsibilities in your home and family space – and perhaps challenges here too. On the other, you want to make something of yourself fin the world, which may conflict with your other responsibilities. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other, you know. You can do both – you’re one of the only zodiac signs that can do it. But, just remember that you can’t please everyone. You may have to let certain things go in order to move ahead. Thankfully, the confusion you’ve been feeling lately is about to dissipate as Mercury goes Direct in your professional zone. This allows for better decisions when it comes to your working life, which eases the problems at home. There’ll be a couple of days throughout the month that really test your confidence and push every one of your buttons. Realize your limits and acknowledge that you aren’t super(wo)man!
Scorpio July Horoscope (Scorpio Dates: October 23-November 21)
Grow, Scorpio, grow! With so many planets in compatible Cancer and in your personal growth zone, it’s time to expand your horizons. Whether this means booking a round-the-world plane ticket, or simply expanding your mind through learning, embrace it. Many of you have had themes of travel and education in the last few years, enriching you immensely. July sees a culmination here, perhaps an educational achievement, or a travel period coming to an end. Some for you may see a brand-new beginning, too, a new, progressive step into the future. Make a wish over this New Moon, Scorpio, and decide where it is that you want to call home. Spiritually, you may have also been coming along in leaps and bounds. Your beliefs have been tested, and now you’re finally start to see things anew. Letting go of limiting ideologies and toxic subconscious patterns is your path to freedom, Scorpio.
Sagittarius July Horoscope (Sagittarius Dates: November 22- December 21)
Go deeper, Sagittarius. In all ways. Maybe this means going deeper in your relationship, or with yourself. Intimacy, broken down, means “into me I see”. Look inside yourself and see if you have been honoring yourself – or if you have bypassed your own moral codes. This month may be some stress, financially, between you and a sweetheart, which is just another opportunity to go deeper. How much of your worth – and the worth of your relationship – do you build material things? More than you know perhaps, and maybe more than you’d want to. This is a time to find some balance of give and take, and not to get sucked into power or control games. Try to take responsibility for loans, and let yourself be supported if needed. Things definitely lighten up as the month progresses. As the Sun moves into compatible Leo, you’re feeling more than ready for adventure!
Capricorn July Horoscope (Capricorn Dates: December 22 – January 19)
Open up, Capricorn. The New Moon in Cancer, along with Mercury Retrograde also in Cancer really asks you to be vulnerable. It’s uncomfortable, yes. But life-changing, too. Speaking of life-changing, this upcoming Lunar Eclipse is one that may knock your socks off, but also be familiar to you. You’ve had quite the roller-coaster in recent times, in both your overall life and in your relationships. Big things have been happening, and you’re about to go into yet another change. Embrace it with open arms, and be open to letting go and relaxing. This is the final step to take after two or three years of shifts to your security – financially and otherwise. If this feels like all too much, open up to someone you love and trust, Capricorn. Let someone support you – a friend, lover or family member. These relationships are particularly emphasized, and there can be some magical new beginnings here. Some of you may even have an encounter this month with someone special.
Aquarius July Horoscope (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 18)
Look after your needs, Aquarius. This month may feel a little heavy, mentally as well as emotionally. This is the time to ask yourself, time and time again, what you need right now. And then to go out of your way to make that happen. It may just be that you need more sleep, a better diet, or to pick up your yoga practice again. There’s a lot of internal work going on, and you’re facing karmic patterns to be dealt with. This has been going on for a few years, so it’s nothing new. But, the Lunar Eclipse may cast a shadow, asking you to really let go. This will help make way for the new, especially new work and a new routine which feels right for you. If you’re an intuitive worker, this month holds some special possibilities, as well as if you’re a creative. Use your internal compass to find your way, and don’t be surprised if old work falls away. New work will come, and potentially better work.
Pisces July Horoscope (Pisces Dates: February 19-March 20)
July is time to play, Pisces! With so many planets lighting up your creative, inner child sector, you’re definitely connecting to the little you! For some of you, this may even feel quite emotional and you’ll soon realize the limitations you’ve placed on yourself. Many of you are also undergoing a huge goal and friendship change, and have been for a while. This energy culminates this month, bringing realization of who really matters. Spend time with people who boost your soul, who make you feel nourished. Remember to also spend some time just with you and your art – whatever that may be. Relationships are important this month, too – you’re finding a more responsible way of relaxing. Don’t allow insecurity to eat you up, Pisces. You have so much to give. Remember, fun that feels pressured is not fun at all, so make room for the things that feel really good.